Hey hey! Happy Good Friday! I had a doctor's appointment this morning (no news, still pregnant), then Dann took me to the Chipotle where all the Amazon employees eat for our weekly lunch date. Maybe the last one? Time will tell. We're tentatively planning on heading to the tulip festival tomorrow, assuming I'm not in labor. In the meantime, Skagit Valley tulips are available at our local grocer, 10 stems for $4! I wish I could send a bunch to each one of you. This photo will have to suffice - sorry. Anyway, here are some of my favorite things from The Internet lately - just for you. Enjoy! 

This is insane, yet somehow not surprising.

"Kay, well, I don't think is this actually legal. To self-doula..." I've watched this episode twice since it aired on Sunday and it is hilarious. (Spoiler alert: Girls season 4 finale) 

When Dann first showed me this, we thought it was an April Fool's prank. Nope.

I took a class with this guy in college and he told the best stories. Like the one about the time he had dinner with Truman Capote and Harper Lee.

This is awesome.

I'm for sure trying this recipe once I'm no longer pregnant. Oh my YUM.

Lately, From The Library

I've been checking out a lot of kid's books lately, in part because they're quick and fun (and I'm trying to finish 20 books before this baby comes - currently on number 18), but also because I recently embarked on a new potential business venture, which I will tell you more about before too long. Let's just say I may have found a way to do some of my most favorite kinds of teaching work on (mostly) my own terms. I loved The One And Only Ivan, didn't love The Fourteenth Goldfish, and have yet to start Junonia or Doll Bones. All four were written by Newberry Award-winning authors, which is why I picked them up.

All The Light We Cannot See is one that's been on my holds list since back in January - large print edition, even! - so I'm cranking through it as fast as I can before I have to return it. I've heard from a couple of different people that this story took a little bit to get into, but that they loved it by the end. I'm about 300 pages in and so far I'm interested and hopeful that it's headed somewhere satisfying.  

Have you read any of these? Love it or hate it? The underdog's on top?

Also, you guys. I only have 12 friends on Goodreads. Surely there are more of you over there. Come be friends with me!


Well hello! Happy Friday to you. Can you believe that this time next week it will be April? I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around it. I am, however, enjoying the slightly sunnier weather we're starting to experience. Plus the tulips! They're so plentiful and cheap, I've pretty much got a fresh bunch going on at home every week. Can't complain. I hope you have something fun and springy planned for the weekend. Here are some of my favorite things from The Internet lately - just for you. Enjoy!  

She's the best.

Especially if you shop at Publix, you should see this film. (It's on Netflix.)

"I mean, aside from finding it personally humiliating, that’s incredibly unsafe and cruel. I thought you were dying." I've always loved The Sandlot, but this is magnificent.

This made me want to go on vacation with my sisters.

I really appreciate this perspective, especially as I prepare to be admitted to a hospital for the first time in my life.

We got to see these guys live last night and oh my. What fun.

Maternity Portraits!

I haven't shared many photos of my pregnant self, mainly because most of the time I'm wearing what looks like a cross between pajamas and restaurant kitchen staff attire (shout out to my Danskos) in an attempt to be as comfortable as possible. Dann nailed this shot last weekend, which is a pretty accurate depiction.

However, when we were in Portland and I was 32 weeks along, we had the pleasure of meeting Kate Donaldson, who made all of these lovely pictures of the two of us. The sun was shining and the frogs were croaking and we adventured into the trees for an afternoon of documenting just how excited we are to meet this little guy. We both wore grey to match my roots.

Kate posted a bunch of her other shots on her blog, so go check it out if you want to see more!